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Bringing agriculture insurance to African farmers

Farming provides a living for two out of three people in Sub Saharan Africa. But when hail, floods, drought or ...

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Fondue, deconstructed.

It is as Swiss as it gets. An acquired taste for some. For the uninitiated, fondue might just seem like ...

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The scoop on product recall risk

When an ice cream manufacturer issues a recall it’s not just a headache for ice cream lovers, it becomes ...

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Agriculture, Biodiversity and Insurance

There are many reasons for crop failure, ranging from pests and floods to fungi and summer storms. It's no ...

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Reinsurance: A force against Climate Change & Species Loss

A reinsurer underwrites a risk that is initially borne by a different party, thereby transferring part of that risk to ...

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Insurers can combat the marine overfishing crisis

The insurance and reinsurance industries can help combat the marine overfishing crisis - here is how:

As the World Bank points ...

STORY URL: http://houseofocean.org/

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El Niño: Let's not limit the conversation to the weather

Kin Hubbard, an early 20th century American journalist, once said, "Don't knock the weather. If it didn't change ...

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Tastes good: a closer look at U.S. food recalls

Roughly every second of the major food companies in the U.S. had experienced a recall in the past five ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/rethinking/food_security/Food_safety_in_a_globalised_world.html

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African Risk Capacity expands for more climate resilience

The G7 leaders officially endorsed the African Risk Capacity (ARC) as a model for climate risk insurance at their recent ...

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Reviving the ocean economy - can insurance contribute?

In a recent report commissioned by the WWF (Reviving the Ocean Economy), it was estimated that the asset value of ...

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The future of food markets

Are we living in an era of growing food scarcity? Real food prices are back to what they were in ...

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WEF 2015: a platform with a purpose

We're in Davos this week for WEF 2015, and we have a lot on our plates...so much that ...

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150 years: Here's what you had to say

Our 150th anniversary activities have come to a close, but not without one last offering. You may remember that as ...

STORY URL: Swiss Re 150 Years

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Depletion Of Fisheries May Be Encouraging Maritime Piracy

There are many factors that may compromise fish abundance. Some, like the effects of raising temperature, acidification, algal blooms or ...

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Combating Illegal Fishing: Key to ending Overfishing?

 The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has singled out illegal unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing as ...

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